GEORGE BALANCHINE (1904-1983) MARTHA JOAN SWOPE (1928-2017)
Photograph signed ‘G Balanchine’ (lower right) and signed by the photographer ‘Swope’ (lower right corner) Stamped on reverse ‘George Balanchine - New York City Ballet - New York State Theater - Lincoln Center Plaza - New York’ 25,5 x 20,5 cm good condition George Balanchine. Georgian-born Russian choreographer, dancer, actor and director. Co-founder and ballet master of the New York City Ballet. Martha Joan Swope. American photographer of theatre and dance, first official photographer for the New York City Ballet, Internationally acclaimed performing arts photographer. She photographed figures in the dance world including George Balanchine, Michael Bennett, Joe Papp, and David Merrick.